We had a great time at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s Sip & Sketch!
Check out our collaborative poster project celebrating the twentieth anniversary of The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.
During Rachel Simmon’s visit at the beginning of August we hosted her talk, community workshop, and exhibition, FLOCK(up through August 31st).
The inspiration for this work evolved from Rachel’s love of travel and the environment. We set-up a bird watching excursion for the day of her workshop and saw so many birds I could hardly keep up. The most remarkable thing I noticed: listening came first, watching was the reward. A mocking bird was imitating a squirrel, while a cardinal’s chirp proceeded its vibrant plumage. Rachel and I drove to a rookery of egrets and herons just a few miles away. This urban nursery was a wonder with hundreds of birds raising their young who looked almost ready to fly.
The workshop that afternoon took on more significance for me after having a day full of watching birds. As participants printed from the bird plates that Rachel brought, their own personalities were embossed onto each piece of paper that came off the press. These uniquely patterned birds were ready to join the flock and head out to their next destination. It was a privilege to participate in this great community effort. Thank you Rachel for bringing your printmaking passion and this clamoring flock to Central Print!
We’ve just returned from the 2019 APA Wayzgoose hosted in Nashville, Tennessee by the amazing and talented crew at Hatch Show Print.
Friday, January 25th, 6:00-10:00pm
The classes and workshops we are offering this session will keep the winter chill at bay. Warm up by printing letterpress Valentines, or learn how to screen print with a valentine themed two color print. If you want to dig into a new technique sign-up for the dry point class and see the fine detail and intensity you can achieve by printing rich inks on a nice soft paper. If you would like to meet our teachers and see demonstrations of these techniques join us for the Open House on Friday, January 25th, 6:00-10:00pm. We’ll have refreshments and a prize raffle, and a few techniques you can try out for yourself.
October 7, 2018, 11am-4pm: Come see the region's best printers and makers at the Print Market! Join us under the big tent behind Central Print and buy work, talk shop, trade ideas, and meet your letterpress heroes and heroines.
The Print Market is host to 28 vendors selling prints, supplies, letterpress type and equipment. This event wraps-up StL Print Week with Ladies of Letterpress, the week-long conference celebrating the intersection of design and print.
New this year - witness a printmaking spectacle - you can even join in the fun and operate the press in creating a print of monumental proportions!
Join us Saturday, August 25th at 12:30pm for a free printmaking activity, and talk by our neighbor, Tom Bratkowski. Hear the tale of how he rescued a font of William Page's wood type, Super Smoke No. 111, and print a keepsake poster to take home.
The character set is complete with one or more of each character, including "upper and lower case" letters, numbers, and punctuation. The font even has slanted wooden furniture for spacing when setting this back slant typeface
Join us for a Summer Stationery Workshop and print up a bundle of cards to mail out all year long. Select an image and compose a line of type, then print 20 cards on our Vandercook 215 press. Perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their typesetting skills. Sign-up online for Saturday, June 16th, 1:00-3:30pm or Thursday July 12th, 6:30-9:00pm.
Who is the fastest typesetter? We've got a competition where you can show off your speed and accuracy. Can you spot a typo buried deep in the content of the daily news? Show-off your editorial skill at the fundraiser. Make a print and try your hand at papermaking while you've got your apron on. Don't miss this fun event!
Hot off the Press - A fundraiser for CENTRAL PRINT
Friday, April 13, 7 – 11pm, $30 Individual ticket ($35 at the door)